Medical News Today: Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works

Recent research has revealed that gut microbes can alter how a medication works in our bodies, sometimes with undesirable — or even toxic — results. Our gut bacteria can influence the effectiveness of the drugs we take. A healthy human gut microbiome is made up of over 1,000 species of bacteria that work to help…

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New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved by the F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat low sexual drive in women, the only one besides Addyi, which entered the market in 2015. The drug, to be called Vyleesi, will be sold by AMAG Pharmaceuticals and is intended to be used 45 minutes before sex, via an auto-injector pen that…

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Celebrating Summer

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ailey School on June 13 at Lincoln Center. The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention group for L.G.B.T.Q. youth, held a gala on June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. And the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in Yonkers celebrated the summer solstice on June 19.

How To Get A Wedding Ring On Your Finger

Very important: this article is not for those strong and decisive women who are used to solving all their problems on their own. It is not for those who doubt the ethical aspect of marriages of convenience. Not for feminists. And not even for the girls who believe that love is a fatal attraction, while…

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How To Know That Your BFF Secretly Wants Your Husband

It often happens that the best friend makes a married man move away from his family, and this relationship turns out to be unexpected for the wife. How to avoid such an unpleasant surprise and, most importantly, how can you recognize a potential rival in your BFF? She constantly improves something in herself One is…

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10 Kinds of Contouring

Contouring is on its peak now – or maybe there’s still a way to go? Judging by how many contouring techniques have been capping one another during the past year, at least it’s time to do some summing-up and recapitulate the most exciting ideas there are, no matter whether they are all right for the…

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A Favorite Summer Pasta Gets a New Ingredient

There’s a lot of zucchini at the market. And in the garden. And in the neighbor’s garden. Yes, it is prolific, but a lot of effort went into getting it to grow. Why not give in and enjoy a daily helping of freshly picked zucchini while it’s here? There are so many ways to prepare…

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Like LaCroix, but With a Buzz

Trent Mooring was tired of mixing drinks. At beach gatherings and garden parties, Mr. Mooring, the president of Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, N.C., was stuck on cocktail duty for his wife and sisters-in-law, who don’t care for his craft brewery’s pilsners and I.P.A.s. Last year, his wife, Caroline, started buying alcoholic seltzers as convenient…

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Cook a Chicken on Sunday

I did something on Sunday that I almost never do: I cooked a whole chicken specifically so we would have it for the week, to shred and toss into noodles, salads and quesadillas, and to give to my daughter so she could drag each piece through a little pool of ketchup (one of her passions).…

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